Boxing: Katie Taylor’s (right) opponent on December 10 has been confirmed as Switzerland’s Viviane Obenauf. The 30-year-old lightweight from Ireland impressed on her professional debut on Saturday when stopping Karina Kopinska in three rounds, and progresses to an opponent who has a more convincing 9-1 record. Their match-up will feature on the undercard of the IBF heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina.
Cricket: India beat England by eight wickets in the third test to go 2-0 up in the five-match series yesterday. Chasing a modest 103 for victory, India eased to the target with more than a day to spare, losing the wickets of opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara. Parthiv Patel top-scored for the hosts with a rapid unbeaten 67. Earlier, England were bowled out for 236 in their second innings with Joe Root leading the way with a defiant 78. Mumbai hosts the fourth test from December 8.
Rugby Union: England back Elliot Daly has been banned for three weeks for the dangerous tackle that led to him being sent off after five minutes of Saturday’s test against Argentina, World Rugby (WR) said this week. Daly, normally a centre but playing on the wing, was red carded for a dangerous challenge on Argentina forward Leonardo Senatore, tackling him in the air and causing him to land on his head and shoulders. The 24-year-old will miss England’s final autumn international against Australia on Saturday and is likely to be replaced by Semesa Rokoduguni or Marland Yarde.
Federation Cup: Anne Keothavong is to succeed Judy Murray as Great Britain’s Fed Cup captain. Murray stepped down in March to focus on her grass-roots programmes and her family after becoming increasingly frustrated by the format of the competition. Former British number one Keothavong was a Fed Cup stalwart for Britain, with her 40 ties between 2001 and 2013 only bettered by Virginia Wade. Murray spent five years in the role but was unable to guide Britain out of the regional zone and into the World Group.